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Steyn disappointed in GOP: ‘I think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit’
Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/11 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/19/2011 8:46:24 AM PDT by izzatzo

One by one, conservatives are expressing their displeasure in the way Speaker of the House John Boehner is leading the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Conservative talker Mark Levin has expressed his frustration on a nightly basis in recent weeks.

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I've said from the get-go that Boehner has been/is/will be a disaster for the GOP as Speaker and being compared to Dole is not glowing praise. Obviously, I am not the only one who has a negative view of the "crybaby" as Speaker. Where does the GOP get such men and why does the GOP keep putting them in leadership positions? Boehner being Speaker is one reason why the GOP is the "stupid party."
1 posted on 03/19/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo

What you said.


2 posted on 03/19/2011 8:47:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: izzatzo

How do We The People encourage him to step down due to his spineless, gutless incompetence?


3 posted on 03/19/2011 8:48:17 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: izzatzo

“I think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit,...”

Ouch.


4 posted on 03/19/2011 8:48:27 AM PDT by Holen1 (Chesapeake Bay seasoning. "I put that **** on everything.")
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To: izzatzo

he certainly is a disappointment so far.


5 posted on 03/19/2011 8:48:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: izzatzo

The House GOP leadership is not conservative. period.


6 posted on 03/19/2011 8:51:18 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: izzatzo

I wouldn’t care if he cried a whole Potomac a day, if he would just LEAD while he’s doing it.


7 posted on 03/19/2011 8:51:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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To: izzatzo

Completely agree with you!!


8 posted on 03/19/2011 8:52:02 AM PDT by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Good question. I have called my Congressman, Jeb Hensarling, and expressed my opinion, for what it’s worth.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 8:52:22 AM PDT by izzatzo
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To: izzatzo

Speaking of "Suits"...

If this guy's the RNC nominee, I sit out 2012 as a voter. Or write in my cat's name.

10 posted on 03/19/2011 8:53:01 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: izzatzo

Too many of the GOP leadership are of the ‘go along to get along’ variety.

They maintained minority status for so many decades that they don’t know how to ‘lead’ rather than follow or go along with the status quo.


11 posted on 03/19/2011 8:54:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: izzatzo
Boehner should begin his rehabilitation by subpoenaing Obama's birth records. That's an issue everyone understands.
12 posted on 03/19/2011 8:54:21 AM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: ExTexasRedhead
How do We The People encourage him to step down due to his spineless, gutless incompetence?

Any which way you can. All these people care about is money so I use that against them.

I get tons of telemarketing calls from The RNC and other Republican organizations asking for money.

I tell them all the same thing. I only send money to individual Republicans that I think are representing me. I don't want a dime of my money going to Lindsey Graham, Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins or any other RINO.

The next call I get I will specifically mention Boehner.

13 posted on 03/19/2011 8:54:29 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Holen1

Steyn has a way with words.

Very disappointed. I’ve been defending Boehner. I even learned to spell his name.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 8:54:40 AM PDT by altura
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To: izzatzo

How is it possible to sit in the Speaker’s chair and not have a plan and a loud voice, LEADING the charge to slash spending and shut down Obama’s agenda?

I’m betting he’s operating under threat of blackmail.
These egoists believe the dirt won’t be leaked anyway.
Confess, destroy their leverage, and LEAD!


15 posted on 03/19/2011 8:55:51 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: izzatzo

Make that “the Bob Michel suit”.

Boehner is fully Washingtonized. He needs to be replaced, pronto.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 8:55:53 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: izzatzo

John Boehner should therefore either take some political Viagra or be relegated to doing Viagra commercials.


17 posted on 03/19/2011 8:56:25 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: izzatzo

Vitamin-V John?... just does not have the same zip... sigh...


18 posted on 03/19/2011 8:57:02 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: izzatzo
Boehner is in go along to get along mode, damn the torpedos, full speed ahead!

There must be some really nice parties coming up and he wants to be invited!

19 posted on 03/19/2011 8:57:34 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Maybe someone has pictures of him with the goat?


20 posted on 03/19/2011 8:59:21 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: izzatzo
Bob Dole was always playing the David Niven role in "Bridge on the River Kwai".

Boehner does the same, but without class.
21 posted on 03/19/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: izzatzo
From article: Steyn (not) optimistic about the country’s ability to change course fiscally.

"The America of my time line is a laboratory example of what can happen to democracies, what has eventually happened to all perfect democracies throughout all histories. A perfect democracy, a ‘warm body’ democracy in which every adult may vote and all votes count equally, has no internal feedback for self-correction. It depends solely on the wisdom and self-restraint of citizens… which is opposed by the folly and lack of self-restraint of other citizens. What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes his own self-interest as he sees it… which for the majority translates as ‘Bread and Circuses.’

‘Bread and Circuses’ is the cancer of democracy, the fatal disease for which there is no cure. Democracy often works beautifully at first. But once a state extends the franchise to every warm body, be he producer or parasite, that day marks the beginning of the end of the state. For when the plebs discover that they can vote themselves bread and circuses without limit and that the productive members of the body politic cannot stop them, they will do so, until the state bleeds to death, or in its weakened condition the state succumbs to an invader—the barbarians enter Rome." — Robert A. Heinlein

22 posted on 03/19/2011 8:59:39 AM PDT by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: izzatzo

The elections are coming fast. We need to build on the midterms as far as extinquishing every ‘rat and RINO crybaby collectivist from ever holding public office again...including the office dogcatcher.


23 posted on 03/19/2011 9:00:25 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: izzatzo

24 posted on 03/19/2011 9:00:35 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: izzatzo
I think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit, and I think they misunderstand the lessons of the 2010 election, which is that the tea party chose to work within the diseased husk of the Republican Party it loathes.

Spineless "bipartisanship" (which is code for "let the Democrats have their way") is why we loathe the diseased husk of the Republican Party. The Republicans are NOT conservatives, but they play one on TV every 2, 4, or 6 years just long enough to get elected and then screw us again.

We don't have alot of options at this point, but I would truly love to see a Conservative 3rd party totally derail every effete beltway GOP fatcat.

25 posted on 03/19/2011 9:01:51 AM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: izzatzo

We get nimrods like Boner in positions of leadership the same way we got Dole as a candidate - the “it’s his turn” phenomenon. As long as this continues the GOP is doomed to fail, because all we get are washed-up hack pols to run the show.

Donating money to the GOP under these circumstances is throwing it into the toilet and flushing. As far as I am concerned they are cut off. No money for nimrods and party hacks. Period.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 9:03:18 AM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: izzatzo

I wanted Mike Pence to be the next Speaker! “Elitist Republicanism”, “Establishment Republicanism”, and “RINO Republicanism” are full of problems for the, still, much needed advancement of U.S. conservatism.


27 posted on 03/19/2011 9:03:51 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Either the goat or Lindsey Graham!


28 posted on 03/19/2011 9:06:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: izzatzo
The whole quote:

No, I don’t. I don’t, to be honest. I think John Boehner has been an incredible disappointment. I think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit, and I think they misunderstand the lessons of the 2010 election, which is that the Tea Party chose to work within the diseased husk of the Republican Party it loathes. And it still hasn’t forgiven for 2006 and 2008. So for the Republicans to demonstrate that hey, we’re back to 2006 again, except on Obama-level spending, is not a good idea. We need Republicans to at least take the lead in broadening public discourse. This country is broke. It’s the brokest country in the history of the planet. And the idea of arguing over itsy-bitsy, half a billion here and half a billion there, and continuing resolutions staggering forward every ten days, is preposterous. It’s inadequate to the task. It’s inadequate for the challenge facing America.

Very good, from the Hugh Hewitt Show.

I found it here

29 posted on 03/19/2011 9:07:53 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: izzatzo

I see any elected Republican that disses the TEA party as a Bob Dole clone and part of the “old guard” that must be removed.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 9:08:35 AM PDT by RobRoy
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To: izzatzo

First post nails it.

Boner is like so many other RINOs; he talks a great game in the locker room, but folds up under even the lightest pressure once he takes the field.

We can afford to have a few spineless politicians when our country is not perched at the edge of the abyss; however, we are at a pivotal point in American history, and Boehner’s just another politician at a time when this nation needs leaders.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 9:08:35 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: altura

You’ve been defending him because he sounded very solid initially. Now...there’s reports about him calling the tea party people crazy and he is leading the CR push each time they pass it which we all know is entrenching Obamadeathcare even further.

Boehner is turning into a RINO on steroids


32 posted on 03/19/2011 9:10:33 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: izzatzo; All

Just lilstened to Sarah’s speech and Q/A afterwards and she said one thing that fits right with this thread. When questioned about her place in the GOP, she made the comment, and I paraphrase, there are too many leaders in the Republican Party who live by the fighting insticts of sheep.


33 posted on 03/19/2011 9:11:20 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: izzatzo
Where does the GOP get such men and why does the GOP keep putting them in leadership positions? Boehner being Speaker is one reason why the GOP is the "stupid party."

The problem is an incredible lack of courage...nothing to do with intelligence.....the GOP is being led by eunuchs.


34 posted on 03/19/2011 9:11:21 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: G Larry

This didn’t start with Boehner. During the lame duck session, when all the R’s had to do was wait it out, the dems were able to do a scorched-earth campaign.

I do believe there are threats. But I don’t believe they began or end with Boehner. Soros has something he is holding over the heads of both the blue-dog democrats who have been falling on their swords in an unprecedented way for the past 2 years AND over the heads of even people who have proven their conservative mettle over the years, which can be seen most clearly by the way they allowed the scorched-earth congress even when there was no political price to be paid for resisting at that point. The next election is 2 years away, and for most of them even farther than that. It was not politics that got them to give in. There is something more going on.

The more I see, the more I think Soros has this nation hostage under the threat of another run on the bank like the one that he and his Islamist allies orchestrated in September of 2008 to overcome Palin’s effect on the polls and get Obama elected.

As long as Obama is in office nothing serious will be done to get rid of our financial vulnerability. It is our financial vulnerability that keeps the judges and media quiet about Obama’s eligibility and keeps Congress from doing anything to fix the mess. It’s a vicious circle Soros has us in. He’s shown the leaders that he has the power to break our economy. He says if we don’t let Obama stay in power he will pull the trigger. If we leave Obama in power he will kill America’s infrastructure and make sure that Soros keeps his power to break our economy.

We are in a huge, huge mess. The republicans had the biggest landslide in this country’s history, and for the 2 months of lame-duck Congress after that landslide R’s gave away everything including the kitchen sink. We are not dealing with normal electoral politics. That should be clear to everybody.


35 posted on 03/19/2011 9:11:34 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Outlaw Woman

Turning into?

The first time I saw this gutless wonder on the blabber box, I groaned and saw visions of Trent V* Lott returning to lead the Senate!

(*) V stands for Vacant.


36 posted on 03/19/2011 9:14:23 AM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (PS. The muzlim nations think my handle is a prime example of "hate speach." Oh Well.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

You may get Pence in the form of VP for Perry, if Rick decides his chances are worth it.


37 posted on 03/19/2011 9:16:40 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: GeronL
The House GOP leadership is not conservative.

They are conservative.....cowardly conservatives. Gutless conservativism gets you nowhere.

38 posted on 03/19/2011 9:19:12 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin....The Thrilla from Wasilla)
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To: Outlaw Woman

He’s crazy if he’s dissing the Tea Party. Even an idiot could see that he would not be speaker if it weren’t for the tea party.

What is it in that air in DC?


39 posted on 03/19/2011 9:19:12 AM PDT by altura
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To: izzatzo

Was the issue ever in doubt? Boehner sat on The National Right to Work Act for years. Bottled it up in Committee. “Conservative?”


40 posted on 03/19/2011 9:19:34 AM PDT by donozark ("Across the board, we are slowly tightening the noose on Gaddafi." Barack Obama)
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To: martin_fierro
Or write in my cat's name.

I'm not one to just sit it out. What's your cat's name? It might as well get two votes, and I'd rather vote for your pussy than the one in the picture.

41 posted on 03/19/2011 9:19:46 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

When Boehner said that that promised $100 billion in cuts was for the next budget, not the current one, I saw that as a massive ‘fold’ on the House GOP’s.

Their defunding of NPR bill as a standalone was nothing but showboating. They knew it stood zero chance. Otherwise, they would have tacked it onto the CR or some other ‘must pass’ legislation.


42 posted on 03/19/2011 9:21:11 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: izzatzo
Boehner is a fecking politician acting out a role. His status comes first - before country and certainly before Party. Cantor is exactly like Boehner.
We've two effete frauds leading up the GOP in the House.
43 posted on 03/19/2011 9:21:29 AM PDT by jla
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To: ConradofMontferrat
Yeah..I was wrong putting ‘turning into’. I really thought though that he had ‘gotten the message’11/4/2010.

What started my suspicions to grow though was that “behind closed doors” lunch that he and, I believe it was Cantor, had with Biden and some others a few weeks back. Do you remember that?

I suspect there are alot of ‘behind closed door’ meetings going on and we're being sold down the drain again.

44 posted on 03/19/2011 9:25:12 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: izzatzo

It’s very sad that the establishment GOP folds EVEN WHEN THEY WIN, as they did in the midterms. They act as if it is a sin to win and act on their mandate.


45 posted on 03/19/2011 9:26:52 AM PDT by CitizenReporter
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To: chickadee

David Niven wasn’t in that movie. You mean Alec Guinness.


46 posted on 03/19/2011 9:26:58 AM PDT by CitizenReporter
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To: izzatzo

STUPID REPUBLICANS LED BY STUPID REPUBLICANS. WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT?


47 posted on 03/19/2011 9:27:24 AM PDT by mulligan
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To: Holen1
“I think John Boehner has basically climbed into the Bob Dole suit,...”

He's got Trent Lott's toupee, too.

48 posted on 03/19/2011 9:28:03 AM PDT by stboz
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To: altura

It’s stunning. Do they get threatened? Are their families threatened? What the hell is it to cause these maniacs to sell the greatest Nation down the tubes?

It’s evil


49 posted on 03/19/2011 9:29:23 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: CitizenReporter

Yikes - of course I meant Alec Guiness.

I owned a copy of that film on VHS and reran it a couple of years ago. I found Guiness’s character so loathesome I couldn’t finish watching the film and threw it in the garbage.

I was a Democrat when I bought the film. lol


50 posted on 03/19/2011 9:30:00 AM PDT by chickadee
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